Master of Information Management- What, Where and Why?
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Master of Information Management
- Master of Information Management (MIM) is a professional course which brings together a combination of disciplines like information systems, business administration, computer sciences and project management, among others. Basically, it is the process of collecting and disseminating information through scientifically devised management strategies. MIM is basically designed for IT professionals who want to understand the business aspects of their field and move to managerial – oriented positions. The course is also known as library management and is tailor made for information professionals who also want to cover the business aspects of sourcing and disseminating information.

What does Master of Information Management include?

At the postgraduate level, MIM is offered both a Masters and PhD course. It is specifically designed and tailor made for IT professionals who want to engage themselves in the management. The Master of Information Management programme curricula may include some of the below mentioned subjects:

  • Information Systems Management

  • Emerging Information Technologies

  • Project Management

  • Information Law and Policy

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Management

Top Universities offering Master of Information Management:

University Of California – Berkeley: UCB’s two-year full time programme is designed to train information technology professionals in the management aspects of IT. Known for offering one of the best MIMS programmes in USA, UCB’s Master of Information Management and Systems is divided into 48 units. MIMS also includes an internship programme to enable students to use their knowledge in practical settings.

Duration: 2 years

Fees: $18,370.75(annual)

 

Purdue University: Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management offers an MS in Business Analytics and Information Management to students who want to understand the business aspects of information technology. The Information management programme is an 11-month course starting in June very year.

Duration: 11 months

Fees: $46,000

University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign: The Information school of the University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign -- offers an MS in Information Management. The STEM designated programme includes three courses consisting of 40 hours of coursework. The three courses are Information Modeling, Data, Statistical Models and Information and Sociotechnical Information Systems.

Duration: 2 years

Fees: $12,036(annual)

 

University of Toronto: Offered by the School of Information at the University of Toronto in Canada, the information management degree is offered as a concentration of Master of Information known as Knowledge Management & Information Management. The programme is offered both as full- time and part- time and covers 8 full courses which include a thesis and specialization in Identity, Privacy and Security.

Duration: 2 years full time or 5.5 part time

Fees: $32,355(annual)

 

Victoria University of Wellington: One of the first universities to introduce the Master of Information Management programme,the Victoria University of Wellington information management programme is structured as a full time as well as diploma and certificate course.Part of the School of Information, the Master of Information Management Programme is offered in both the Wellington and Auckland campuses of the university.

Duration: 2- 4 years of part- time study

Fees: NA

What makes you eligible for Master of Information Management?

Most of the universities require the information management aspirant to have an undergraduate degree. Besides that, many of the universities also prefer aspirants to have prior work experience falling between 2-5 years. In case of executive programme, the minimum demand for work experience can go even higher.

 

Being a combination of management and IT course, both GMAT and GRE scores may be accepted for the Masters in information management programme. However, most of the universities accept or prefer GRE scores.

Here are some of the top Master of Information Management universities in the world along with the standardised test requirement and duration of the programme.

University

Test accepted

Duration

University Of California – Berkeley

GRE

2 years

Carnegie Mellon University

GRE

2 years

Purdue University

GRE/GMAT

11 months

Victoria University of Wellington

Not required

2- 4 years

University of Toronto

Not required

2-5.5 years

University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

GRE

2 years

University of Washington

GRE/GMAT

2 years

University of Texas—​Austin

GRE/GMAT

2 years

University of California—​Los Angeles

GRE

2 yeras

Loughborough University

-

1 year

Career opportunities in Master of Information Management

An Information Management degree helps in the development of managerial skills in the dissemination of information services across both the private and public sectors. Since the core area of work for information managers lies in recognizing and gathering information from multiple sources, Information Management graduate can engage in business consultancy, business development and database development, among others.

Below are some of the work opportunities in Master of Information Management:

  • Information Officer across sectors like Banking, Software, Computing Services and Energy 

  • Systems Analyst

  • Data Scientist

  • Risk Consultant

  • Web Computing Specialist

  • Network Administrator

  • Database Developer

  • Project Manager

  • Public Librarian

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